The LA Fleet Week Foundation is the

501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to plan and support LA Fleet Week, Los Angeles' largest Labor Day event.  LA Fleet Week was created through a unique public-private partnership to connect Southern Californians with the men and women of our United States Sea Services.  These connections are facilitated through numerous outreach and engagement opportunities across the region and at a centralized event location on the LA Waterfront

at America’s largest port.

LA Fleet Week 501(c)(3) Determination Letter 

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The mission of LA Fleet Week Foundation is to plan, promote, honor and financially support Los Angeles Fleet Week, an annual celebration honoring the United States Sea Services and the men and women who presently serve or have served in the armed forces. The Foundation also educates the public about the history and traditions of the Sea Services and the contributions of the City of Los Angeles in support of them.



Mayor Eric Garcetti


Mayor | City of Los Angeles

Wallis Annenberg


President of The Annenberg Foundation


Members of the LA Fleet Week Leadership Council are leaders in various sectors of the community who are dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of the annual LA Fleet Week event. 

Karla and William H. Ahmanson

Andrew F. Barth

Ambassador Frank Baxter

Councilmember Joe Buscaino

Governor Gray Davis

Kevin Demoff

Elisabet and Bill Fleischman

Warner Henry

Richard and Suzanne Kayne

Bobby Kotick

Bruce MacRae

Chris Martin

Ron Meyer

Dominic Ng

Ed Roski

John Semcken

Gene Sykes

VADM Nora Tyson (Ret.)

Governor Pete Wilson


Our Board of Directors oversee the mission and direction of the LA Fleet Week Foundation and are crucial in the planning and production of the annual LA Fleet Week event. 

Jonathan Williams (President) 
President & CEO | Battleship IOWA Museum 

Jeff Gorell (Vice President) 
Deputy Mayor | L.A. Mayor's Office of Public Safety

David P. Bender, Jr. (Secretary)
Partner | Haynes and Boone

John McOsker (Treasurer)
Partner | Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP


Stephanie Stone, USN (ret.)

Chief Deputy Director | Military Veterans Affairs County of Los Angeles


Doane Liu (Director)
Executive Director | City of LA Dept. of Convention & Tourism Development


RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.)  (Director)



These committees are formed in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles. The Foundation leads fundraising and outreach activities to support the LA Fleet Week event.

First Responders Village

Dave Badgett
Retired Assistant Chief, LA City Fire Department


Military & Veterans Villages

CAPT Larry Vasquez, USN (ret.)

Director of Military & Veterans Affairs, City of Los Angeles

STEM Expo Village

RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.) 


Galley Wars

Leigh Smith
Media Relations, Port of Los Angeles


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Copyright 2016-2020. Los Angeles Fleet Week Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.